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Barclays hikes Royal Mail price target on growth expectations

Barclays hiked its price target on Royal Mail to 640p from 550p on Thursday, citing expectations of growth in FY23. The bank said it expects “solid” Christmas trading, as indicated by the recent ‘Barclays UK Spend Trends’ discretionary retail spend signal. “UK domestic volumes continue to be supported by antigen …

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Royal Mail sells last 3 Nine Elm plots for £112m

Royal Mail on Monday said it had exchanged contracts to sell the last three remaining plots on its Nine Elms Park site to London Square for £111.2m. Profits from the sale would be used in line with Royal Mail’s capital allocation policy, with around £35m to be reinvested into the …

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Thursday preview: Philly Fed, Royal Mail in the spotlight

The key data release on Thursday was expected to be the Philly Fed´s regional manufacturing index, which economists believed would reveal a small improvement in activity levels for the month of November. As ever, investors would likely also be keeping close tabs on the latest weekly unemployment claims figures. The …

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UBS downgrades Royal Mail to ‘sell’, shares tumble

Royal Mail shares tumbled on Wednesday as UBS downgraded them to ‘sell’ from ‘buy’ and cut the price target to 440p from 590p. The bank said risks to opex were increasing, with potential pricing pressure in UK Parcel. UBS cut its FY22/23 EBIT estimates by 8%/15%, mainly driven by higher …

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Royal Mail sees higher H1 profit as revenues rise 8%

Royal Mail said it expected a rise in first half profits despite rising costs as the pandemic-driven boom in parcel delivery from online shopping continued to drive revenue growth. The letter and parcel carrier said revenues climbed 8.2% to £5.1bn in the five months to August. It added that it …

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Jefferies upgrades Royal Mail to ‘hold’

Jefferies upgraded its stance on shares of Royal Mail on Tuesday to ‘hold’ from ‘underperform’ and hiked the price target to 450p from 300p. The bank said a better-than-expected peak season and ongoing Covid-19 restrictions lead to a 60% increase in its FY20/21E operating profit forecast to £580m. “We estimate …

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Credit Suisse upgrades Royal Mail, hikes price target

Credit Suisse upped Royal Mail to ‘neutral’ from ‘underperform’ on Friday, hiking the price target 261p from 94p as it said the UK outlook has been improved by pandemic-driven tailwinds. Following new analysis of short-term parcel trends and early indications of letter and parcel revenue baselines beyond the pandemic, the …

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